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Tang Studies


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Overview of Tang Studies

Tang Studies is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication of the T'ang Studies Society. Initially conceived in 1982 as the Society’s newsletter, “intended as an informal means to bring the Tang Scholarly Community into closer communication and cooperation” (William H. Nienhauser, Jr., “Editorial Note,” T’ang Studies 1 [1982]: 2), it quickly evolved into a full-fledged scholarly journal open to critical inquiry into all aspects of Tang China.



Subscription to Tang Studies

Individual Subscriptions


An individual subscription to the journal is included in regular membership dues. For more information, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer at:


Institutional Subscriptions


The Taylor & Francis Group handles institutional subscriptions for the Society. Information on such subscriptions can be found here:


Tang Studies Institutional Subscriptions


Journal information is also available on the T’ang Studies page of the Taylor & Francis website:

For institutional questions or claims on volumes up to Vol. 26, please contact the Tang Studies office directly at



Submission Guidelines

Submission to Tang Studies is not limited to members of the T’ang Studies Society. The journal welcomes submissions of original research (25-50 pages in length), brief communications, reference notes, as well as bibliographic materials in the area of Tang studies. Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to the Editor:

Nicholas Morrow Williams
Rm. 809 Run Run Shaw Tower
Centennial Campus
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance to the guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style. They should be submitted electronically using standard word processing software (contact the editor for acceptable software packages). Specific style guidelines are contained in the following document:


Tang Studies Style Sheet


Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines cannot be considered and will be returned to the author.

All manuscripts are evaluated in accordance with a double-blind peer-review process. Authors should not include their names on manuscripts so as to ensure blind readings from referees. Supply instead a separate cover sheet containing the author’s name and address and the title of the article.


If the manuscript includes any materials (e.g., quotations that exceed fair use, illustrations, charts and/or other graphics) taken from other sources, the author must obtain permission from the copyright owners of these materials to reproduce them in print. Also, all submissions must carry assurance that they have been submitted exclusively to Tang Studies.

Authors whose work is published in Tang Studies will receive 20 complimentary offprints of their contribution.

For further author/submission information, see the guidelines provided by our publisher, the Taylor & Francis Group:


Tang Studies Instructions for Authors.



Most recently updated: 09/06/2016